Indigenous Women In Canada

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Beginning in the mid 1700’s, after the Europeans invaded the country, was when it all began to go downhill for the Indigenous people of Canada. The higher government has continuously made a gap in the middle of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people regarding human rights. Despite living in one of the world’s wealthiest countries, Indigenous families and communities in Canada continue to confront some harsh challenges as many of them suffer through economic and social barriers. The article “Stolen Sisters, Second Class Citizens, Poor Health: The Legacy of Colonization in Canada” written by authors Wendee Kubik, Carrie Bourassa and May Hampton explains a view on the most vulnerable, which are the Indigenous woman as they are being declined their quality of life and being violently victimized from men. On that note, I have found two more articles that relate to the struggle of Indigenous women which are “Aboriginal Women 34 times more likely to suffer family violence, but fear reporting it” written by Bianca Hall and also “Aboriginal Victimization in Canada” written by Katie Scrim. …show more content…

In the article by Bianca Hall, Chief Executive Jenny Samms says “Many Aboriginal people still fear the power of police, courts and government over themselves…that they will not co-operate with authorities, even where they exposed to harm or fear harm”. These women are far less from reporting their abuse to authorities for fear of having their children taken away as it has happened to many families after children have been taken and put into residential schools in the past. Family violence tends to lead to homelessness as most families are broken apart, and try to escape the harsh circumstances which result in public housing organized for low-income families. The number of families undergoing these circumstances keeps growing, as the violence is not being brought to

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